Introduction to Macon, Missouri
Macon was first settled in 1852 by James T. Haley. Prior to that immigrants from Virginia and Kentucky ventured the area in 1829. Macon was platted in 1856. The city was named after a Revolutionary War veteran called Nathaniel Macon. It became the county seat of Macon County in 1863. Previously, Bloomington was the county seat. The city was originally served by the Hannibal and St. Joseph Line and Northwest Railroad.
Macon and nearby Attractions
- Long Branch State Park
- Thomas Hill Lake
- Walt Disney Hometown Museum
- Pershing - The Boyhood Home of Gen. John J.
- Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site
- Still National Osteopathic Museum
Things To Do In Macon
One can visit the Stephens Park, while staying in Macon. The Still Hildreth Lake and Macon Lake offer facilities for boating and fishing. It is worth taking a look around the Crossroads Church. The Long Branch State Park offers amenities for several different types of recreational opportunities. The city also provides easy access to Adair County Historical Society Museum, Walt Disney Hometown Museum, and Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site. Apart from these, the city hosts the Macon County Town and County Fair every year in the month of July.
Kirksville Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Macon Higher Education
Potential students can pursue higher education through Truman State University, Columbia College, and University of Missouri - Columbia.